Mark T. Allen was appointed Head of Jeep® Design in June 2009. He is responsible for all design activities for Jeep brand vehicles and reports to Ralph Gilles - Head of Design, FCA - Global. 

Allen has held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in the Product Design Office, including, most recently, the position of Chief Designer - Jeep/Ram Truck, Chrysler LLC, since 2007.

Allen joined Chrysler in 1994 as a designer. His design portfolio includes the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2009 Ram Truck, 2008 Jeep Liberty, Jeep Hurricane concept and several other Jeep and truck concepts that influence current and future product designs. Significant elements of his professional background include:
  • 2009, Head of Jeep Design, FCA - North America
  • 2007, Chief Designer - Jeep/Ram Truck, Chrysler LLC
  • 2005, Senior Manager - Jeep/Ram Truck Studios, Chrysler Group, DaimlerChrysler
  • 2000, Design Manager - Jeep Studio
  • 1999, Senior Designer - Jeep Studio
  • 1997, Senior Designer - Truck Studio, Chrysler Corporation
  • 1994, Designer - Jeep/Truck Advanced Design Studio

In addition to his "day job" directing Jeep design, Allen leads the Mopar® Underground effort, a small group of enthusiasts who develop four to six concept vehicles each year for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show and other specialty auto shows.

From the age of five, Allen has wanted to design cars and trucks. His ideal place for gathering inspiration for new designs is from behind the wheel of his current ride. Allen likes to get out of his element, find solitude and cover great distances on road trips.

Allen received his bachelor of fine arts from the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, in 1994.

He was born in Pomona, Calif.